Title Advancing polar research and communicating its wonders; quests, questions, and capabilities of weather and climate studies in International Polar Years
Author Fleming, J.R.; Seitchek, C.
Author Affil Fleming, J.R., Colby College, Science and Technology Program, Waterville, ME. Other: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Source p.1-12, ; Smithsonian at the poles, Washington, DC, May 3-4, 2007, edited by I. Krupnik, M.A. Lang and S.E. Miller. Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, DC, United States. ISBN: 978-0-9788460-1-50-9788460-1- X
Publication Date 2009
Notes In English. 36 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 86083. CRREL Acc. No: 63004395
Index Terms climate; history; meteorology; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; research; Smithsonian Institution
Abstract Since its inception, the Smithsonian Institution has been a leader in advancing science and communicating its wonders. It functioned as a "national center for atmospheric research" in the nineteenth century and served as a model for the founding of the U.S. Weather Bureau. Its archives and collections document Smithsonian support and involvement over the years in many of the early weather and climate science initiatives: in both the first and second International Polar Years; in the founding of the Arctic Institute of North America and National Academy of Sciences Conference on the Antarctic; and in the International Geophysical Year in 1957-1958. This presentation examines the science, technology, and public opinion surrounding weather and climate research at both poles, from the middle of the nineteenth century through the first and second International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year, up to the current International Polar Year 2007-2008.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10088/6808
Publication Type monograph
Record ID 292178